Secrets of Power Problem Solving

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Open Road Media, Apr 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Let's face it: very few people have studied how to solve problems. Problems knock us down like a tsunami and we don't know what to do about it. We lie awake at night worrying about it and spend our days stressing out over a situation that only seems to get worse.  It doesn't have to be that way. Roger Dawson has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to negotiate, persuade, and make decisions, with his lectures, audio programs and books, and now he has turned his attention to something that everyone needs: a way to solve life's problems. Secrets of Power Problem Solving provides proven techniques and sure-fire strategies for solving eveything the world throws at you. You'll enjoy greater success as you learn how to:
  • Treat every problem as a golden opportunity.
  • Make your intuition work for you.
  • Evaluate your available choices.
  • Create options when you see no solution.
  • Avoid problems in the first place.
 

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Contents

Types of Problems
There Are Only Two Types of Problems
Solving People Problems
Solving Money Problems
Problem Solving Tools
The Simplest Solution Is the Most Likely
The Five Whys of Problem Solving
Dont Let Anger Exacerbate Your Problem
How Quickly Should You Choose?
If the Horse Drops Dead Get Off Fast
Dont Bang Your Head Against Concrete Principles
Do You Have a Golden Gut?
How Chunking Improves Your Intuition
Improving Intuition With RightBrained
Moving Away From the Problem
Choosing Between Two Ways to Solve

Let Your Principles Guide
Does the Problem Deserve a Solution?
Is the Problem Real or Imagined?
What Happens if You Do Nothing?
Is the Problem Really Unique?
Questions to Ask Before You Solve a Problem
Difficulty Defining the Problem
Dont Solve Problems Too Quickly
Dont Solve Problems Too Slowly
Handicapping Critical Decisions
Gathering Information Is the Key to Good
The Advantages of Brainstorming
Structured Brainstorming
Traits of Great Problem Solvers
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Roger Dawson (La Habra Heights, CA) is one of the country's top experts on the art of negotiating. As a full-time speaker since 1982, he has trained executives, managers, and salespeople throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Australia. He is one of only a few professionals in the world to have been awarded both the CSP and CPAE by the National Speakers Association, their two highest awards. He was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in 1991. He is the author of Secrets of Power Negotiating, Secrets of Power Negotiating for Salespeople, and Secrets of Power Persuasion.

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